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This printable consists of Tier II Vocabulary words for Grade 9 and supports Common Core ELA Standard ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4

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Vocabulary Review (Grade 9)

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1. 
An extra reason to purchase something is called a(n)                 .
  1. need
  2. incentive
  3. opportunity cost
  4. market economy
2. 
Incoherent
  1. without strength or solidity
  2. a delusion, something imagined
  3. able to be entered
  4. not able to be understood, unintelligible
3. 
An INDOLENT person is likely to run a marathon.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
Define INFAMOUS.



5. 
To make someone extremely mad
  1. enfuriate
  2. infuriate
  3. intimidate
  4. devastate
6. 
Although we all recognize that there must be changes, it is a mistake to think that every                 is necessarily an improvement.
  1. arrears
  2. innovation
7. 
If you INTERCEDE in a situation, you stay out of the way.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
To translate orally
  1. translate
  2. interpret
  3. inform
  4. contemplate
9. 
In the early 1600s, a dangerous trip across the Atlantic Ocean was a DAUNTING idea. The Europeans, who would someday be known as the Pilgrims, must have been a very determined and brave group of settlers.

A DAUNTING task is one that would                        someone.
  1. tickle
  2. amuse
  3. lose or misplace
  4. frighten or intimidate
10. 
When you ISOLATE someone or something you get it by itself.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
I would never                 my son's future college funds with risky spending.
  1. juxtapose
  2. keen
  3. jeopardize
  4. languish
12. 
A LUCRATIVE investment is a                investment.
13. 
Mandatory
  1. very bad, evil, formidable
  2. required, dictated by law, compulsory
  3. discouraged
  4. to raid
14. 
Vulnerable
  1. discouraged
  2. easily hurt, highly sensitive
  3. doubtfully, vacillating, undecidedly
  4. to raid
15. 
Able to live
  1. range of tolerance
  2. water environment
  3. viable
  4. organism
16. 
Define TURMOIL.



17. 
Verify
  1. to prove true with evidence
  2. to arrange in groups
  3. to name or list
  4. to prove that an answer is correct
18. 
To be VALID means to be credible, trustworthy.
  1. True
  2. False
19. 
Seeing a scary event can be quite                 for some people.
  1. trauma
  2. traumatize
  3. traumatizing
  4. traumatic
20. 
Don't talk to me about future earnings, show me something                        that I can have right now.
21. 
While very expressive, the dancer lost some points when it came to her                          or the execution of her moves.
22. 
You should never SUCCUMB to negative peer pressure.
  1. True
  2. False
23. 
If you squander money, you                     .
  1. save it carefully
  2. earn it feverishly
  3. spend it foolishly
  4. donate it to charity
24. 
To mimic; imitate:
  1. semblance
  2. alternate
  3. simulate
  4. alienate
25. 
Two things that are SIMILAR are...
  1. alike
  2. different
26. 
A searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry
  1. servile
  2. succulent
  3. scrutiny
  4. static
27. 
Sabotage
  1. prevent
  2. destroy
  3. transfer
  4. produce
28. 
In the following excerpt, what does the word RETALIATE mean?

Darrell knew he did not stand a chance against Jermaine in a fight, and he knew if he told one of the adults, Jermaine would RETALIATE the next time no one was watching.
  1. snitch on him
  2. run away
  3. get back at him
  4. apologize to everyone
29. 
RATIONALE means the reasons for a course of action.
  1. True
  2. False
30. 
PUNITIVE means freedom from punishment.
  1. True
  2. False
31. 
One who argues in support of something
  1. proponent
  2. habeas corpus
  3. faction
  4. due process
32. 
Technology is very PREVALENT in today's society.
  1. True
  2. False
33. 
Define PONDER.



34. 
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

After school, each of the children went to their                 homes.
  1. respective
  2. prescriptive
  3. descriptive
  4. defective
35. 
You already said that. Leaving those words in your paper would just make you sound                         .
36. 
Choose the word that best fills in the blank.

Even though the bride-to-be hadn't spoken to her mother in two years, she hoped they could                 before her wedding.
  1. meet
  2. reconcile
  3. part
  4. squander
37. 
A teacher who yells a lot and plays favorites is likely to have a good RAPPORT with his students.
  1. True
  2. False
38. 
Which is a synonym for PERTINENT?
  1. unimportant
  2. irrelevant
  3. relevant
  4. inappropriate
39. 
One's PERSPECTIVE is their mental view or outlook.
  1. True
  2. False
40. 
Your                            (or the way you see) of a situation may not always be the reality of a situation.
41. 
What is a synonym for PACIFY?
  1. comfort
  2. allow
  3. prevent
  4. ignore
42. 
Obsolete
  1. out of use
  2. unaware/forgetful
  3. obvious
  4. offensive
43. 
Obscure
  1. clear
  2. easy
  3. not clear
  4. terrific
44. 
What is the role of an organism within its environment?
  1. factor
  2. ecosystem
  3. accommodation
  4. niche
45. 
When something offends or embarrasses you a great deal
  1. adversary
  2. antic
  3. mortify
  4. surly
46. 
To intervene in a conflict between two people or groups:                     

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